Lately, India’s favorite comedian Kapil Sharma has been under limelight, but sadly, for all the wrong reasons. Ever since he had a brawl with Sunil Grover, he has somehow been embroiled in controversies. Earlier, he abused journalist Vicky Lalwani for defaming him. He then filed a complaint of extortion against his show’s ex-managers, Preeti Simoes and Neeti Simoes, and Vicky Lalwani.
A few days later, his ex-girlfriend and show’s ex-manager Preeti Simoes claimed that Kapil is severely depressed and could be suicidal. Preeti also blamed Kapil’s present girlfriend Ginni Chatrath for his condition.
Now, as per a report by Zee News, Kapil Sharma’s statement to the police on how he was sabotaged has leaked. In the complaint, Kapil alleged that Preeti Simoes and her sister Neeti Simoes had been managing her show ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ which had been doing well. He later hired another girl named Anushree as talent manager but later fired her upon the insisting of Simoes sisters. A few excerpts from the complaint can be read below:
“Preeti and Neeti told me that Anushree charges money from people for coming on the show but once I met her at some programme and she instead revealed that Simoes sisters were actually doing it. She told me that they charge money from the people who want to sit in the audience and the rates vary depending on which row. People who sit in the front row are charged more.
Preeti and Neeti were responsible for handling the celebrity guests and letting me know every detail beforehand but due to their lack of coordination and not informing me on time, several celebs were left miffed with me. They also tried to create misunderstanding about me and my other fellow actors.Advertisement
Due to Preeti and Neeti’s miscommunication, I suffered a lot as many celebs were upset with me and this hampered my public image. And surprisingly, all of this was told to me by Anushree. I realised that people I trusted the most were trying to pull me down and tarnish my image and my teammates were scared to tell me fearing a job loss.
In 2016, I warned them to improve their work. However, soon after that, we had an argument and the Simoes sisters quit the job. But they came back to me after three days saying let bygones be bygones and we must work together. Again I found out that they are trying to hamper my work and after a heated exchange, they left the show in March 2017.
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Soon after their exit, a leading entertainment portal started publishing negative and false stories about me which would hamper my image in the industry. In September 2107, one of my close friends Gurjot met Preeti in a cafe where they talked about me and my work. Gurjot told me that in order to take revenge from me, Preeti has leaked the info to the entertainment portal. When my friend asked her not to do such things, she demanded Rs 25 lakh for it. The portal continued to carry negative stories about me and it affected my work.”
Recently, Kapil’s former co-star Ali Asgar also met him and revealed that Kapil seemed like a child who wanted to say something but was unable to. Ali had said that he wanted Kapil to talk to him and sort out the differences.
Though Kapil hasn’t sorted out differences with any of his friends and co-stars, he has finally spoken up about himself and controversies surrounding him. After a long silence, Kapil, in an email interview to IANS told that he needed some “me time” to recuperate. He also said that there are a number of new exciting projects in the pipeline and he would talk about them soon.
Kapil Sharma further said:
“The reality right now is that I have worked very hard and I love what I do. I just need some time off and I promise you that I will be entertaining you again, as that is what I thrive on. It is hurtful to read things which are not true. I am learning to focus only on my work and not pay heed to any negativity. My work is my worship and that’s what means the most to me.”
Kapil is a star and we are sure that he is also capable of fighting from all the adversities! What do you think? Will he be able to make a successful comeback? Let us know your views in the comments section!